- Cotic Solaris mk2, show me yours please….
As title, please post up pictures of your Solari (?) Mk2’s and inspire me.
I had a drivetrain and stem, bars etc. in the shed so I took advantage of the bargain price of a Genesis High Latitude 29er frame earlier this year.
Good spec, quite light, turns out 29ers aren’t heresy after all!
Only now, well, the itch is itching and I’m looking to upgrade wheels/forks etc. and wondered if a Solaris frame would also be money will spent.
The Genesis is great fun, but I do miss not having a dropper. Also a little steep at the front. And tire clearance could be better.
All of the above seem to be addressed by the Cotic, just need the push to pull the trigger 🙂Posted 3 years ago
Yep, those I like 🙂
J273, loving the grey, that’s the colour I’d have! What size tires are you running?
Davewalsh, saw yours on another thread, lovely bike! how are you finding the change between wheel sizes? This is another plus point for me, adaptability.
More please! 😀Posted 3 years agodavewalshMember
I really like it in 650B+ mode, it just seems to unleash a more fun / hooligan character in the bike and I’m not finding it any slower than the standard 29″ wheels on the normal stuff either. I don’t necessarily think it’s a year round option though, it’s a bit skatey in the mud and I suspect I’ll be putting the standard 29″ wheels back on for the winter.Posted 3 years ago
One thing I would say is if you’re contemplating running B+ then you should go for a boost 110 fork and front wheel, that extra little bit of tyre clearance is enough to run a full 3″ tyre whereas you’ll struggle with anything more than 2.8 in a standard fork. I was originally running a vittoria bomboloni on the front which was an amazing tyre, however there was zero mud clearance and it started to show wear on the fork legs 🙁metalheartSubscriber
I’d post mine but it’s “only” a MkI… 🙁
I’d second davewalsh on making sure your fork will run as a big a B+ tyre as possible (currently 3″ I think).
I’m specing up a 3″ compatible frame, fork & wheelset at the moment (as a result of dabbling with a 2.8″ B+ tyred wheelset) Solaris will be returned back to 29er mod,. 2.8″ wore small grooves in my Reba’s at bulge due to lack of clearance.Posted 3 years agoswanny853Subscriber
Quick question for you – what sizes are you going for? I’m right on the border of a med/large (182cm).
I’m somewhere between 5’9 and 5’10 depending on how long the tape measure is and I’m on a medium (mk1), using a 55mm stem and 740 bars. Saddle typically around the middle of the range. I think I’d find a large pretty stretched.Posted 3 years agoSimonRSubscriber
There’s a few more pics and thoughts here too … http://singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/cotic-solaris-inspiration-pleasePosted 3 years ago
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